Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI), English: June 24, 2004

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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Benjamin Bilyeu, who shares the following recording and notes:

A recording I made of RAI (Italy) broadcast 0054 UTC 24 June 2004 on 11.800 Mhz--when they still broadcast to North America. I recorded this broadcast using a Sony dual cassette deck connected to the line out jacks of my Grundig Satellit 800 receiver with 50 foot outdoor longwire antenna.

Marconi Radio International: April 16, 2016

Live, off-air, approximately one-hour recording of the "free radio station" Marconi Radio International (MRI) on 16 April 2016 beginning at about 22:00 UTC on a shortwave frequency of 7690 kHz in upper sideband (USB) mode. According to the station, this broadcast originated from a 100 watt transmitter in southern Italy and was one of the first transmissions by MRI on 7 MHz using a new transmitter capable of operating between 3 and 30 MHz. This was the second of two transmissions on this day with the first running from 20:30 to 21:30 UTC. MRI broadcasts on a roughly weekly basis.  

The first half of the recording is the program "Italian Shortwave Panorama" in English with the remainder of the hour being primarily in Italian. There are frequent English, Italian, and German station identifications and background instrumental music from the movies and the ballet.

The broadcast was received by the Web-interface wideband software-defined radio at the University of Twente in Enschede, The Netherlands, with a "Mini-Whip" antenna in USB mode with 2.49 kHz RF filtering. Reception of the broadcast was fair with negligible fading and although the signal was not strong (only about S5 to S6) and accordingly a bit noisy, the broadcast was almost completely intelligible. 

Radio Amica: March 13, 2010

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Many thanks to SWAA contributor, Frank, for this recording of Radio Amica: a free radio (pirate) broadcaster broadcaster. This broadcast was recorded on 7,610 kHz at 19:55 UTC on March 13, 2010. It's believed that Radio Amica used/uses a 1kW transmitter located in Italy.

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IRRS English

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Many thanks to SWAA contributor, Frank, for this recording of IRRS radio in English. Recorded in Europe on the 14th of September, 2013, on 9,510 kHz, starting at 08:00 UTC. This broadcast emanated from the IRRS transmitter in Bucharest, Romania, Europe, at a power of 150 kW. The recording includes, inter alia, UN Radio programme.

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